Psychomachy: a battle for the soul.
"The term comes from the Latin poem Psychomachia (c.AD400) by Prudentius, describing a battle between virtues and vices for the soul of Man.
This depiction of moral conflict had an important influence on medieval allegory, especially in the morality plays.
from Chris Baldick, The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Literary Terms (1990)"
- Ill-bred (The Free Dictionary) - UPDATED
- synonyms and antonyms (answers.com)
Poll: Travelers annoyed by beach behavior
"A Massachusetts-based travel Web site said its survey found 74 percent of respondents believe people "often violate some form of beach or pool etiquette."."
loud music - public intoxication - littering - beach chair hogging - smoking - urinating in the water (added by tripadvisor.com)
Bad Form at the Beach: TripAdvisor Beach and Pool Etiquette Survey Reveals 82 Percent Claim Waterside Wrongdoings
Most Common Beach and Pool Etiquette Violations
Most Annoying Beach or Pool Etiquette Violations
Piddling at the Pool
Booze at the Beach
Zoning Out Kids and Pets
Beach and Pool Etiquette: Essential Do's and Don'ts...
Should spitting in the street be banned ?
"For many, seeing someone spit in the street is unpleasant, but one councillor is going as far as demanding it be outlawed. So is spitting ever justified, asks Tom de Castella..
Today "flobbing" or "gobbing" as it's colloquially known, is considered by many to be ugly, anti-social and potentially disease spreading...
For some, it's socially acceptable, for others it is a gruesome piece of anti-social behaviour."
+ Spitting customs
Seven deadly sins : wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.
Seven heavenly virtues : Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, and Humility.
"derived from the Psychomachia ("Contest of the Soul"), an epic poem written by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. AD 410) entailing
the battle of good virtues and evil vices."
Psychomachia (Battle for Mansoul) by the Late Antique Latin poet Prudentius
"The poem describes the conflict of vices and virtues as a battle in the style of Virgil's Aeneid.
Christian faith is attacked by and defeats pagan idolatry to be cheered by a thousand Christian martyrs."
+ the text in English
Citizens told to brush up on etiquette
"India has compiled a list of do's and don'ts for its citizens at this year's Commonwealth Games to help showcase New Delhi's charms...
Don't urinate in public, don't spit, keep your houses and shops clean, keep public transport safe and such things...
The tips on good manners will be spread to through billboards, pamphlets, websites and audiovisual means "
Beijingers told to mind their manners
"Beijing citizens have been told not to pick their noses, yawn or scratch their heads when talking to foreigners during the Olympics.
They have also been given a list of things not to ask overseas visitors...
(The booklet) warns Beijing people not to yawn, shout, pick their noses, scratch their heads, play with their fingernails or pull at their clothes while talking."
+ Subjects to avoid
you think manners are important? (CBBC Newsround)
"Are manners important? If you meet someone with
bad manners, do you think less of them?
Do you get fed up with your parents always telling you
off about your behaviour?
Come on, let us know what you think..."
"Did you know that manners are all about a reduction of violence between people?
If you don't believe it, have a listen to this..."
+ Transcript + Activities
& yoyo talk about manners
lesson 1: opening a door
lesson 2: using a napkin
lesson 3: blowing your nose
lesson 4: asking to go out and play
lesson 5: wash your hands!
lesson 6: hallway "how are ya?"
lesson 7: how to open a Christmas present
lesson 8: the big SNEEZE
lesson 9: talking with your mouth full
lesson 10: be a good listener!
Conversation questions :
INTERACTIVE activities :
Lesson plans :
- China Vice Premier asks tourists to behave (May 20, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"China's Vice-Premier Wang Yang has asked Chinese tourists to behave better when they go overseas.
Mr Wang wants to make sure that all Chinese people give a good image of China when they visit other countries."
Malawi to Punish Breaking Wind in Public (3rd February, 2011) - a lesson plan
African country set to make breaking wind a crime
"The crime will be enforceable in a new 'Local Court' system which will also have powers to punish a range of other crimes in the bill set to be debated in the country's parliament.
These include insulting the modesty of a woman, challenging to fight a duel, and trespassing on a burial place.
It also outlaws pretending to be a fortune teller."
- Behind blue eyes sung by Limp Bizkit or by The Who
"No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes"
- the VIDEO (YouTube)
Pure Blond Pardon Ad (YouTube)
- "with two wide-eyed blokes embarking, map in hand, on an adventure through the picturesque land of Brewtopia, the ultimate destination for beer lovers.
After a long and treacherous journey the guys arrive at their destination where they enjoy a well deserved cold Pure Blonde and things seem to be going nicely until one small faux pas sets off a rather unexpected chain of events.
Brewtopia is so much purer than our impure world."
Boy Farts On School Bus & Gets Detention! (YouTube)
"If he is caught passing gas on the bus again, he could get four or five days of detention."
Read the story. (Neatorama) - UPDATED